Agent Jobs

Prestage Cluster Configuration – Find The OU

Whenever you’re setting up a Failover Cluster Configuration in a post Server 2012 world… You’ll need to prestage the cluster objects in Active Directory. Microsoft offers some good documentation on the steps to carry out creating the Failover Cluster using the a checklist found here: and also the actual prestaging process found here:

Unfortunately; there aren’t a great deal of short cut tips on how to get some of the information you need. For example; finding the OU’s a Computer resides in. The good news is you can do this with a quick one-liner in powershell. Get-ADComputer.

Using a standard 2 Node Example for Failover Cluster implementation:

get-adcomputer MyClusterName
get-adcomputer Server01
get-adcomputer Server02

“MyClusterName”, “Server01”, “Server02” | get-adcomputer

Alternatively there is also a quick one-liner you can do in Command Prompt if you want to get the OU where the server resides and that’s the following

dsquery computer –samid MyServerName$

Notice the dollar sign $ at the end of the Server Name. This is required in the script. In the results you’ll see the OU’s where the Server resides.


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